Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts My Research and Contributions Have Made

Total Citations (by Google Scholar)

     Total number of cited publications and Jorge E. Hirsch's H-Index.
     Citations: 932    |  h-index: 17  |  i10-index: 37

Knowledge Transfer

  1. Mike Hinchey and Emil Vassev. Method of Improving System Performance and Survivability through Changing Function. US-Patent-8,275,724, US-Patent-Appl-SN-12/569,422, NASA. Patent Publication Date: September 25, 2012. URL: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
  2. Mike Hinchey, Emil Vassev, Bridget Hinchey and Roy Sterritt. Power Provision Based on Self-Sacrificing Craft. US-Patent-9,171,266, US-Patent-Appl-SN-13/606,174, NASA. Patent Publication Date: October 27, 2015. URL: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Interviews & Presentations

A keynote lecture at VEHITS 2017 and at COMPLEXIS 2017 entitled "Autonomy Requirements for Smart Vehicles", Porto, Portugal, April 22-24, 2017.

An interview on Formal Verification for MIRI, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, January 30, 2014.

A presentation at NASA's 2014 International IV&V Workshop entitled "Capturing Autonomy Features for Unmanned Spacecraft with ARE, the Autonomy Requirements Engineering Approach"

A presentation at NASA's 2013 International IV&V Workshop entitled "Modeling the Image-Processing Behavior of the NASA Voyager Mission"

An interview for the FoCAS Coordination Action, Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems. Phu Quoc, Vietnam, November 25, 2013.

An interview for the Awareness Coordination Action, FP7: FET Proactive Intiative. June 15, 2012.


  1. The Irish Times Professor’s mother sparks space recharging idea , an article quoting my patent with NASA "Power Provision Based on Self-Sacrificing Craft", April 28, 2016
  2. The Irish Times Watch this space: Lero’s software research can later apply to down-to-earth situations , an article quoting my book "Autonomy Requirements Engineering for Space Missions", January 12, 2015
  3. How to use patents more effectively , an article on my patent "Method of Improving System Performance and Survivability through Changing Function", July 2013
  4. VerticalNews Defense and Aerospace Week , Oct. 10, 2012
  5. HighBeam Research US Patent Issued to The United States of America for ... , Sept. 30, 2012
  6. The Engineers Journal, a publication of Engineers Ireland Weekend special: Irish software in space , by Maria Daly, Aug. 20, 2011
  7. Science Calling! Lero signs E300k contract with European Space Agency , The Engineers Journal (a publication of Engineers Ireland), Autumn, 2011
  8. Inside Ireland Lero announces European Space Agency contract , by Christopher Weir, Aug. 18, 2011
  9. IDA Ireland The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (Lero) signs E300k contract with European Space Agency , by John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, Aug. 18, 2011
  10. SFI Ireland Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, signs E300k contract with European Space Agency , by Science Foundation Ireland, Aug. 18, 2011
  11. PC Clean Irish Software hooks up with NASA to aid space traffic , by Niall Mulrine, Navenny, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Ireland , Nov. 5, 2010
  12. NewScientist Swarming Spacecraft to Self-destruct for Greater Good , by Paul Marks, Sept. 06/10, 2010
  13. Computerwelt NASA: Selbstmord-Roboter zur Weltraumforschung , Sept. 07, 2010
  14. derStandard NASA entwirft Kollektiv-Roboter mit Fähigkeit zum "Selbstmord" , Sept. 07, 2010
  15. InsideIreland Irish Scientists Design NASA Software , Nov. 01, 2010
  16. Lero collaboration with NASA highlighted by New Scientist , Nov. 01, 2010

Invited Talks

  1. Autonomy Requirements for Smart Vehicles; Keynote Lecture; 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS 2017) , Porto, Portugal; April 24, 2017
  2. Autonomy Requirements for Smart Vehicles; Keynote Lecture; 2nd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (COMPLEXIS 2017) , Porto, Portugal; April 24, 2017
  3. Knowledge Representation for Adaptive and Self-Aware Systems; Lecture; Spring School on Engineering Collective Autonomic Systems (ECAS) , Lucca, Italy; March 26, 2015
  4. Awareness in Software-Intensive Systems; Invited Talk; 2nd International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications (ICCASA 2013) , Phu Quoc, Vietnam; November 25, 2013
  5. Engineering Self-adaptive Systems - Challenges and Approaches; Seminar; Concordia University , Montreal, QC, Canada; January 17, 2012
  6. Developing Model-Checking Mechanisms for ASSL: An Experience Report; Invited Talk; 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods , Montevideo, Uruguay; November 14-18, 2011
  7. Knowledge Representation for Autonomous Systems – The ASCENS Case Study; Dagstuhl Seminar on Organic Computing - Design of Self-Organizing Systems, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics , Dagstuhl, Germany; May 3, 2011
  8. Challenges to Overcome in the Development of Autonomic Systems; IEEE Seminar; Technical University Sofia , Sofia, Bulgaria; February 3, 2011
  9. Engineering Autonomic Systems with ASSL; IEEE Seminar; Concordia University , Montreal, QC, Canada; June 16, 2009

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